Nash County fee increase – Public Hearing – January 5, 2015

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Nash County is holding a public hearing regarding a proposed fee increase for solid waste.  The following four (4) options are being proposed to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration.

  • Option 1 – Increase rural household solid waste fee from $96 per year to $125 per year. 23.2% fee increase
  • Option 2 – Establish municipal rate of $25 per year and increase rural household fee from $96 per year to $101 per year. New fee on municipalities, many already receive solid waste service, and a 4.9% fee ...
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Update from the Community Council

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This year The Community Council has been working and researching various topics which impact our community.You can review details by visiting our website or Facebook page .  While we placed several ads in The Rocky Mount Telegram and encourage everyone to purchase the paper to keep abreast of local issues, we want to give you a quick synopsis on what we believe are a few of the biggest ...

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How Rocky Mount stacks up to other North Carolina Municipalities

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Over the past few months the Rocky Mount City Manager and Council have made some bold proposals that impact our community.  They have proposed building an event center that will cost citizens over $60 million to build and finance while the ten year projected operating loss is $4.3 million.  Most recently they have proposed a 3% to 9% pay raise ...

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How much more can we handle?

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According to the Rocky Mount Telegram we will likely see a 7% increase in our electric and gas bills while sewer charges will increase by 5%.  The City of Rocky Mount is piling on the fees and increases to citizens instead of cutting the budget by the $2.3 ...

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Proposed Nash County $25 Solid Waste Fee Nixed Saving Citizens $500,000

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Nash County Commissioners dropped plans to increase and propose new fees for solid waste as reported in the Rocky Mount Telegram on May 10, 2014.  The Community Council researched and presented to Nash County Commissioners concerns with this proposed fee.  Not sure if we impacted the decision of the Commissioners but we like ...

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New $25 Fee or Tax? – Nash County Solid Waste Program

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The Rocky Mount Telegram reported on March 24, 2014 that the Nash County Commissioners requested a $25.00 fee to be included in the next budget proposal.  This is a departure from previous protocol by excluding incorporated areas for use of Nash County convenience center fees.

“Nash County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to direct staff to include a new $25 per year convenience center fee for households in incorporated areas of the county in the budget recommendation for next fiscal year.” Continue Reading →

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$20 million squandered or invested by the City of Rocky Mount?

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Our October 30, 2013 blog post focused on 2013 revenue and expenses on specific City of Rocky Mount facilities.  We will now focus on those same facilities for the time period of 2008 to 2013.

As the previous blog stated, most of us agree that a municipality exists to provide for the common good of its citizens. As with anything in life you have to wisely pick and choose ...

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What does $647 million in property tax value get you?

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Most of us agree that a municipality exists to provide for the common good of its citizens. Without question museums, art centers, sports facilities, and other facilities should be considered useful facilities that benefit its citizens.

The challenge that business owners face is the cost benefit of any service we provide. We certainly understand that a municipality cannot make decisions based upon pure business logic but neither can it be ignored. Obviously, if tax rates have to be increased to fund ...

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